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Nike Designer 1, Footwear in Boston, Massachusetts

WHAT YOU BRING

  • Typically has 1 – 3 years of footwear design experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Industrial Design, Footwear Design, Graphic Design, Accessories Design, Textile Design or other design disciplines.

  • 3D Design skills a plus!

  • This position is based in our Converse HQ in Boston Massachusetts

ABOUT OUR TEAM

The Converse Close to Market team is responsible for regional product creation, key account product creation and quick to market product. This fast-paced team builds global footwear collections that lead trends and supply product to the top tier retailers across the globe.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We’re looking for a Design 1, Footwear.

This role is responsible for creating industry leading footwear designs and compelling material and color stories that are based in consumer relevant story telling.

The candidate needs to have adynamic and ambitious spirit with exceptional footwear design skills. This candidate will have knowledge of footwear design including tooling and upper component technical drawing skills, material and color selection skills. 3D design skills are a plus!

WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON

You will design footwear products that will be crafted and sold to consumers. Includes original concepts, selection of appropriate materials, and modifications to ensure manufacturability. You will bring to life the seasonal category creative direction that is trend relevant to the category customer.

WHAT YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR

  • You will create original product designs or refresh existing products that appropriately reflect Converse's design philosophy & standards with supervision from Design management.

  • Proactively follow the execution of all product details including construction detail, color, form, style, detail, fit performance, graphic application, trim, etc.

  • Clearly connect with members in Design, Development, and Product Merchandising to ensure feasibility of designs, meeting price points, merchandising needs and product creation timelines.

  • Communicate and present design concepts to various internal and external audiences along with more senior Designers.

  • Create presentation materials that effectively communicate the concept behind the line for internal and external audiences.

  • Build awareness of current trends, color, and sports-related product through market research to stay on top of consumer needs.

  • Provide design support for design team as needed outside of assigned product load.

  • Present to key accounts and regional teams.

WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH

You will work with a highly creative team responsible for all close to market footwear for Converse. You will work in a collaborative triad formation with other Footwear Designers, Footwear Product Merchants and Product Developers. You will report up through the broader Footwear Design team to ensure mentorship and guidance from other Footwear Designers of varying experience.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, or disability. NIKE is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call +1 503-671-4156 and let us know the nature of your request, your location and your contact information.

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